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Kallie Case

Name: Kallie Case

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • On championship 18-and-under Gold Nationals team in 2010
  • Member of Buford’s state championship basketball team
  • First-team all-state, all-county and all-region for three seasons for three state title teams
  • Hit .406 with two homers, 29 RBIs, 34 runs, seven triples and 30 stolen bases as a junior
  • Holds school record in triple jump in track

Favorite athlete: Scott Case (former Atlanta Falcon and her father)

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite music artist: Justin Bieber

Favorite food: Seafood alfredo

College choice: Alabama

Best thing about softball: Competing to win

Most annoying thing about softball: Losing

Coach Tony Wolfe’s comment: “Kallie’s a great athlete and a great competitor. She can do everything on a softball field. She has power and speed on offense and a great glove, strong arm and excellent instincts in the field. She’s an amazing combination of athlete, competitor and character. Kallie has great intangibles and is a dynamic leader.”

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Kayla Floor

Name: Kayla Floor

School: Collins Hill

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • Two-time Daily Post pitcher of the year
  • Two-time state pitcher of the year
  • Went 23-2 with a 0.85 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 157 1/3 innings for two-time defending state champions

Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite movie: “Soul Surfer”

Favorite music artist: Jason Aldean

Favorite foods: Seafood, fruit

College choice: Georgia State

Best thing about softball: Traveling to places I’ve never been before and striking out batters one at a time

Most annoying thing about softball: Getting hit with the ball

Coach Paul Pierce’s comment: “Everyone around the state knows Kayla is a great solftball player. The people that know her also realize she is a good person as well. Kayla is also a good teammate and leader that cheers loud for her fellow Eagles when it is their turn to shine. Kayla is a super competitor and a super teammate. I look forward to watching her continue to mature as a senior.”

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Mckenzie Halstead

Name: Mckenzie Shay Halstead

School: Collins Hill

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • GACA Class AAAAA player of the year as a junior
  • Set school season records for home runs (seven), RBIs (39) and battingaverage (.442) last season
  • Also had 15 doubles and scored 26 runs
  • Hit three home runs in a 4-1 semifinal win over Brookwood in last year’s state tournament, helping the Eagles to a second straight title

Favorite athlete: Tim Lincecum

Favorite movie: “Shaun of the Dead”

Favorite music group: Blessthefall

College choice: University of Missouri at St. Louis

Best thing about softball: Building friendships

Most annoying thing about softball: All of the cuts and bruises that come with it

Coach Paul Pierce’s comment: “Shay is a great player for our program. She leads by example with her hard work ethic. The bumps and bruises she hates about the game all are related to her strong will to compete at the highest level. I look forward to watching her game continue to mature this year.”

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Sierra Lawrence

Name: Sierra Lawrence

School: Greater Atlanta Christian

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • Played for the 2010 East Cobb Bullets 18U Gold National Championship team
  • First team all-state
  • First team all-county every year
  • Also plays basketball for the Spartans

Favorite athlete: Natasha Watley

Favorite movie: “Love and Basketball”

Favorite food: Pasta

College choice: Michigan

Best thing about softball: Teammates

Most annoying thing about softball: The heat Coach Judy Tenney’s comment: “Sierra Lawrence does things at shortstop that aren’t even possible for most people, and she makes them look routine. As a hitter, she has become the ultimate team player. Whatever the situation calls for, becomes her mission. Of late, she has added impressive leadership skills to her abilities. Sierra is truly a gifted athlete and person.”

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Lexi Overstreet

Name: Lexi Overstreet

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • Team won 18-and-under Gold Nationals in 2010
  • First-team all-state, all–county and all-region the past three seasons
  • Member of three state championship softball teams at Buford
  • Hit .431 last season with five homers, 43 RBIs, eight doubles and three triples

Favorite athlete: Scott Case

Favorite movie: “Despicable Me”

Favorite music artist: Kenny Chesney

Favorite food: Grilled chicken

College choice: Tennessee

Best thing about softball: Winning

Most annoying thing about softball: Errors and strikeouts

Coach Tony Wolfe’s comment: “Lexi is a tremendous power hitter and outstanding athlete. She is a five-tool player — hits for average, hits for power, great hands, amazing arm strength and moves very well in the outfield, at third base or behind the plate. She’s a big-time player who plays her best in the biggest games and the biggest moments.”

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Nikki Sagermann

Name: Nikki Sagermann

School: Mill Creek

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

  • Hit .500 last season
  • Also had four home runs, 39 RBIs and 14 doubles

Favorite athlete: I’m a Cleveland Cavaliers fan. My favorite athlete was Lebron James until he moved to the Miami Heat.

Favorite movie: “Bridesmaids”

Favorite food: My mom’s lasagna

College choice: Kentucky

Best thing about softball: The feeling you get after a good hit and chilling with my teammates

Most annoying thing about softball: Inconsistent strike zones and profusely sweating

Coach Roger Parham’s take: “Nikki is a true big-time player. She has the mindset and the skills to be able to compete at the highest level. She is more than just an offensive threat but is an excellent infielder and has a great mental approach to the game. I look for Nikki to have another huge year and continue to make the players around her better.”